Packet Reception Probabilities in Vehicular Communications Close to Intersections
Journal article, 2021

Vehicular networks allow vehicles to share information and are expected to be an integral part of future intelligent transportation systems (ITS). To guide and validate the design process, analytical expressions of key performance metrics such as packet reception probabilities and throughput are necessary, in particular for accident-prone scenarios such as intersections. In this paper, we present a procedure to analytically determine the packet reception probability and throughput of a selected link, taking into account the relative increase in the number of vehicles (i.e., possible interferers) close to an intersection. We consider both slotted Aloha and CSMA/CA MAC protocols, and show how the procedure can be used to model different propagation environments of practical relevance. The procedure is validated for a selected set of case studies at low traffic densities.

packet reception probability

Vehicular communication



stochastic geometry.


Erik M Steinmetz

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Matthias Wildemeersch

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Tony Q.S. Quek

Singapore University of Technology and Design

Henk Wymeersch

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems

1524-9050 (ISSN)

Vol. 22 5 2823-2833

High precision positioning for cooperative ITS applications

European Commission (EC) (636537-HIGHTS-RIA), 2015-01-01 -- 2017-12-31.

Cooperative Situational Awareness for Wireless Networks (COOPNET)

European Commission (EC) (EC/FP7/258418), 2011-05-01 -- 2016-04-30.

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Transport Systems and Logistics

Communication Systems

Control Engineering



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